Bartha Contemporary: October 2016 Newsletter

Allyson Strafella, Magnetism, 2013 , Custom marks on pigmented abaca, 61 x 43cm
Allyson Strafella Magnetism, 2013 Custom marks on pigmented abaca, 61 x 43 cm

Bartha Contemporary, London.

Kate Shepherd and Allyson Strafella
Recent works
October 4 – November 20, 2016
* Extended: On view by appointment only from November 21 – until December 17, 2016 *

Bartha Contemporary is delighted to present an exhibition of recent works by Kate Shepherd and Allyson Strafella. The show will present paintings and works on paper by two American artists sharing an interest in colour, space and movement.

Kate Shepherd Second Future Painting, 2012 Oil and enamel on wood panel 177.8 x 106.2 cm
Kate Shepherd Second Future Painting, 2012 Oil and enamel on wood panel 177.8 x 106.2 cm

Kate Shepherd’s paintings construct probable and improbable spatial propositions. Reflections from glossy surfaces obscure the networks of delicate lines. Often using systems of measurement and renderings in SketchUp, a three-dimensional modelling software. Her forms often suggest the contour of an object situated in space. The carefully calibrated interactions between her graceful hand-drawn line work and her reflective surfaces keep the work in flux; her paintings seem to oscillate between two and three dimensions. Lines sit simultaneously on the surface and in front of her monochromatic panels. Shepherd’s unrivalled sense of colour contributes to the meaning of her work, casting a discernible mood over the space she creates. Often describing an experience rather than a particular locus, Shepherd’s deceptively restrained works reveal layers of visual complexity that reward sustained attention.

Allyson Strafella’s work embraces a similar sensibility for colour and space. She creates abstract forms by using dense repetitive marks set on pigmented hand-made paper. With patience and fearlessness she finds the edge of form and formlessness, made and un-made.

The experience of the work evolves from a multifaceted process. Their fragile nature stems not solely from the thinness of the material but the quality of the mark making. Piercings through the surface of the paper reveal a substructure of unblemished paper that barely manages to hold its shape. Their immediacy stems from an unexpected familiarity; these intimate works carry an immense presence, which often stands in complete antithesis with their delicate appearance.

> Exhibition Website
> Download Press-release
> Download Announcement Card

Adam Barker-Mill Shadowgap 2, 2016 Acrylic on MDF 4.5 x 140 x 11.8 cm
Adam Barker-Mill Shadowgap 2, 2016 Acrylic on MDF 4.5 x 140 x 11.8 cm

Three British Artist’s in their 70’s
Douglas Allsop, Adam Barker-Mill & Alan Johnston

Bartha Contemporary @ Fresh Window Gallery
56 Bogart Street, Lower Level, Brooklyn NY 11206 USA

Part of Exchange Rates Expo, October 20 – 23 2016
Exhibition continues until November 20 2016
Private View Thursday October 20, 6 to 9 PM

Bartha Contemporary London and Fresh Window New York are delighted to announce a joint exhibition entitled ‘Three British Artists in Their 70’s’ with works by:
Douglas Allsop, Adam Barker-Mill and Alan Johnston.

The show will open as part of Exchange Rate Expo, an event taking place across galleries in the Bushwick Neighbourhood of Brooklyn from October 20 – 23. The exhibition continues until November 20.

Continue reading…

> Event / Fair website
> Exchange Rates Expo website
> Preview exhibition leaflet on ISSUU

Anne Blanchet + James Howell
Art Room Schroth im Wilhelm Morgner Museum, Soest
September 24 – January 4 2017

We happy to present LIGHTFIELD an exhibition with works by James Howell and Anne Blanchet. The show at Art Room Schroth was arranged by Bartha Contemporary, an this exhibition is only the beginning of a series of shows that feature selected works by two artists, who were life long friends and shared an interest in space, light and the limits of visibility.

> Further information on SKK Website

Beat Zoderer
Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin


September 18 – December 23, 2016

A solo presentation of recent works and studies at the Landhaus Lempke designed by Mies van der Rohe.

Stephan Baumkötter
Kolumba, Cologne


Me in a no-time state
September 15 2016 – August 14 2017

A group exhibition at the Kolumba Art museum of the Archdioceses of Cologne on the broader theme ‘on Individuality’.

Clay Ketter
Konstmuseum, Norrköping Sweden


Next: Utopia
September 24, 2016 – Mach 5, 2017

A group exhibition showcasing futuristic and utopian works that invite us to question the world we live in.

Jill Baroff
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg


Zeichenräume : Part 1
May 10 – October 30, 2016

A group exhibition on the occasion of the reopening of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, featuring drawings from its collection.

Hartmut Böhm
Daimler Contemporary, Berlin


Detail of Hartmut Böhm’s installation at Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
April 30 – November 6, 2016

A seven meter long table-top assembly installation commissioned by Daimler Contemporary.

Frank Gerritz
Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach


Frank Gerritz, MDF Drawing, Installation Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach
August 28 – October 23, 2016

A group exhibition exploring different facets and emotions associated with the colour black.

Alan Johnston
Inverleith House, Edinburgh


Alan Johnston installation at Inverleith House, Edinburgh
I Believe In Miracle
July 22 – October 23, 2016

A group exhibition celebrating 30 years of exhibition programming at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

Mike Meiré
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv


Mike Meiré: Bauhaus, part of Bauhaus exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum
The Bauhaus #itsalldesign
October 15, 2016 – January 7, 2017

A group exhibition showcasing the lasting legacy of the Bauhaus School on art and design.


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